Monday, January 14, 2008

Grateful Sunday- a day late

For all of you who are holding your breath for New Years pictures, you may want to quit holding. When I mentioned to Jared last week that I had started the New Year blog, he said he wanted to do it together...romantic in theory, but so far it just hasn't happened. I will try to get it done soon.
Anyways, I have seen a couple of people doing this grateful Sunday thing, and I thought it was a great idea. So yesterday I had a grateful thought all day, and never got around to writing about it, so here it is a day late.
I am so grateful for the knowledge that my Heavenly Father knows me, hears my prayers and shows His love for me. During October's General Conference, Elder Condie's talk Claim the Exceeding Great and Precious Promises seemed to be directed at me. I felt like he was talking to me and Jared, something I don't think I have ever felt before. The ending struck me hard when he said, "In this age of one-hour dry cleaning and one-minute fast-food franchises, it may at times seem to us as though a loving Heavenly Father has misplaced our precious promises or He has put them on hold or filed them under the wrong name...When heaven’s promises sometimes seem afar off, I pray that each of us will embrace these exceeding great and precious promises and never let go. And just as God remembered Rachel, God will remember you." It was EXACTLY what I needed to hear, as I have been wondering for the past year and a half where my "precious promise" is. I know He WILL remember me.
I also had the opportunity, and challenge, to give a talk in church on Learning Not to Count by Sister Steffani R. Packer. I learned if we have a testimony of the Atonement we do not have to use our blessings as a "measuring stick" for His love. It helped me realize that just because we haven't yet been blessed with the baby we have so desperately wanted for so long, God loves me more than I will ever know. I never thought I would say this, but I am grateful for this trial that has opened my eyes a little more to His love for me (although I think I am ready to move on to my next trial, just kidding).
Sorry this was so long, but it is something I have been thinking about for awhile now. For those who have not read these articles, I recommend you do right now! They are amazing. Next Grateful Sunday will be a little more light hearted.

9 comments:

The Arbuckle's said...

This is a great idea. I also loved your talk you really did a great job. That story you told touched so many women in our ward.

I am still waiting on New Year's Eve pictures. I heard you got a great spot of the New Year's ball.

brooke said...

Another reason I love you :)

julie said...

Great post.

And fun to hear from you on my blog! I have a few people interested in the class, so I may do it this summer. I'm not sure yet. Just need a few more girls to make it work it. I will let you know if and when it's going to happen. You will be on the list!

Trevor & Taytum said...

I love this entry! You are so awesome. At the last conference we were going through some stuff and I had asked Trevor if we really could have kids. Sometimes I worry about them and the times that they will be growing up in, there was a talk about this very thing and Trevor just looked at me and was like, "are you listening to this?" I love conference!

Kristen and Shawn said...

I am really glad that I read your blog, i should have gone back to read those talk yesterday- it was a bad day. but in the end i was grateful for some of the things that did happen.

Jason and Kelsey's Little Family said...

we're back in southern california...hooray! :)

Kara, Garrick and Rylee said...

First of all... of course I remember you! (and that night I got engaged...haha) I'm so glad you found my blog, just another reason I love it! Thanks for this post too, it's always so nice to have those little reminders! :)

The House's said...

Hey Lindsey, it's Emily from NAU. I know it's been years, but I found your blog and just wanted to say hi, it's fun to see what's going on with you. good post, I admire your attitude!

Jace & Erin said...

Lindsey! I want to hug you right now. I feel the same way about some trials that Jace and I have faced during our marriage. It's easy for me to think, Nobody else is dealing with this, why do I have to? But I have actually become grateful for the lessons that we have learned together. They brought us closer as a couple, and brought each of us individually closer to Heavenly Father. That is what trials are for! Too bad we have to learn that in such a hard way. I hope that this trial for you doesn't have to last much longer! I love you!